WEP Encryption Length
WEP data encryption is defined by the 802.11 standard to provide two main security features to a network. The first is to prevent access to the network by "intruders" using similar wireless LAN equipment. The second is to prevent eavesdropping of wireless LAN traffic. WEP works by allowing an administrator to set defined respective 'keys' for each wireless network. Access is denied by anyone who does not have a key.